Pay Day Zen

One of the things I love most about my new saving lifestyle is that I forget when I am going to get paid. Since paying off all my credit card (CC) debts, getting paid is just a nice surprise. Formerly, it was necessity that was preceded by the stress of juggling current account and CC Read More …

Saving $13,000 by Ditching These 7 Things

Saving is the route to getting up in the morning and not having to go to work, or just not getting up in the morning; staying in bed all day with a book or a loved one. Not doing anything you don’t want to do that day. To get there we may have to work Read More …

Save $1,900 With Solo Cups

Waste drives me mad. The genius of marketing has got it is so ingrained in our lives that most of us don’t even know we are doing it. I can’t count the number of times I have helped to clean up after a party and have said “Did you know solo cups are machine washable?” Read More …

Steaks – When Treats are Defeats

Last Saturday afternoon, my girlfriend and I were in the car trying to decide what to do with the rest of our day. We were talking about the possibilities, and I couldn’t get red meat off my mind. “Steaks,” I said, “I’d love a lot of meat, where can we can we get meat?” A Read More …

Save $1,417 on Netflix

I was an early adopter of Netflix I had an account for the DVD service back before the streaming became available, and oh lord do I wish I had bought shares in them when I first fell in love with the service. I would have been a lot further down the road to retirement if I Read More …

“I don’t want to go back to work.”

“I don’t want to go back to work.” Hi, Saving Samolian again, if you have read the My Story page, you will know that this was the thought that changed my life. It has led me make huge changes and get on the path to retirement at 40, and I want to help you do it Read More …

Retirement by 40 My Story

Hi! My name is Saving Samolian, and I have a little tale to tell that I am sure most of you will identify with: in the summer of 2015 I was on vacation in Italy, espresso on the table beside me, girlfriend sitting across from me, boats bobbing in the marina in front of me, and I Read More …